I was just talking about Critical Mass on the phone yesterday to a large event organizer and explained that the intent was never violent. In some cities Critical Mass is calm and in others it can and has gotten violent. Today there’s a Seattle PI story about a violent clash last night with a motorist:
The driver tried to back up, he said, and struck a bike. Bicyclists began attacking the vehicle.
I wasn’t there. Readers? WTF?
Straight up one of the stupidest things I’ve ever seen was Critical Mass Seattle riding on Highway 99. Even stupider was when they rode on the Viaduct and then a cyclist got into an altercation with undercover cops. That eventually led to Critical Manners in Seattle and other cities.
Checksum Arcanius blogs about the incident – it just happened to be his first Critical Mass ride.
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